Spring is very exciting time for bridal industry and brides alike as this is when all the bridal designers bring out their next season collections and the top wedding dress trends are revealed to the bridal buyers and press. New York, Paris, Barcelona, Milan and London bridal fashion weeks is where all the magic happens and the very best designer wedding dresses get showcased on the catwalks.
As a wedding boutique owner in the art heaven that is Brighton and Hove and a wedding dress fanatic I love attending all the shows and getting to see the very best designer wedding dresses first hand. This year London and Milan stole the limelight for me in setting the hottest wedding dress trends 2016.
Many bridal trade shows take place in the UK, but it is the White Gallery where all the top designers gather. This year the bridal industry was treated to two shows happening simultaneously and London Bridal Fashion Week also brought in some magnificent designers from across the world to showcase their bridal gowns to the industry. So London has spoken and 2016 wedding dress trends in the UK are all about
Softest tulle and silk organza skirts that create perfect fairytail wedding gowns. Light, romantic and utterly flattering, these dresses fit perfectly with the ever growing popularity of boho and vintage inspired weddings. So if you are an outdoor loving bride, who is looking for relaxed atmosphere and great party at her wedding, you will be spoilt for choice of beautiful romantic wedding dresses to suit.
Keyhole back! The back of the wedding dress has always been important as that is what all the wedding guests see as you walk down the aisle. This year designers have gone all out not only to create dresses with beautiful lace patterns covering the back but also to introduce beautiful shapes that reveal the back in a magnificent way.
Colour- historically only around 5% of all brides would chose to introduce colours into their wedding gown with vast majority choosing ivory bridal gowns. This bridal trend is changing with more demand for coloured wedding dresses, and this year bridal designers did not disappoint! We saw some gorgeous colour fabrics, flowers and embellishments being introduced which certainly create a wow factor.
Si Sposaitalia is the biggest bridal show not only in Italy, but the whole Europe. Perhaps this is not surprising as Italy is renowned for its high fashion and exceptional quality garments. And the show did not disappoint. The trend for tulle skirts and romantic boho inspired gowns was very strong, yet Italy added another dimension for 2016 wedding dress trends.
It was about sophistication and that effortless elegance that is achieved by using a mix of the best quality fabrics and incredible structure of the gowns. Softest silk, most delicate lace and detailed embellishments were brought together to create wonderful wedding dresses that are timeless, elegant and capture the feminine beauty of the bride. Our very own Anna Tumas stole the show with these stunning one of a kind bridal gowns.
All these beautiful dresses will arriving at the boutiques September time, and we have some very special surprises for our brides too!